Homelessness

Homelessness is a real problem in communities across the Commonwealth — a problem that increasingly involves not only individuals but entire families. On any given day, 16,200 Pennsylvanians are known to be homeless. During one school year, school districts around the state provide services to approximately 13,000 homeless children.  

The issues of affordable housing and homelessness are intricately connected. While circumstantial factors vary, homelessness occurs when people or households are unable to acquire and/or maintain housing they can afford. The chief cause of homelessness in the United States is the scarcity of affordable homes. 

The Housing Alliance has also organized the Homeless Providers Network, a subcommittee of service providers and advocates to develop and focus more resources on the growing issue of homelessness.

News for Homelessness

Major Bipartisan Show of Support for Expanded Affordable Housing Funding set for Capital Rotunda

Dozens of advocates and experts to join elected officials for the release of new research on the effectiveness of the State Housing Trust Fund.
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Bipartisan push for housing fund

Momentum is building to expand the reach of a state program that finances housing projects in the Marcellus Shale drilling region to cover the entire state.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors announces the creation of a new Community Advisory Council

The council will provide a range of perspectives on the economic circumstances and financial services needs of consumers and communities, with a particular focus on the concerns of low and moderate-income consumers and communities.
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Housing Alliance’s Liz Hersh to Receive “Award of Excellence” for Advocacy Work

ACTION-Housing Inc. will be joined by more than 300 activists, legislators and supporters for the organization’s 58th Annual Meeting.
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Housing and Land Trust Targets Affordable Housing

A healthy community provides affordable housing for young families and first-time home buyers.
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